Host is the foundation of merchandise management. Host facilitates central control of all aspects of merchandise, with views of product inventories, sales histories and trends, open order quantities and status, defectives, intercompany transfer activity, and inventory levels for every store and warehouse. Host provides the tools for stock balancing, replenishment and automatic ordering and allocation. With interfaces to the Distribution, Sales Analysis, and Price Management modules, Purchasing truly offers enterprise control of merchandise from the buyer’s office.
You can create a vendor purchase order for delivery and subsequent distribution to your stores; or create a master order comprising individual purchase orders for delivery directly to stores; or a combination. Merchandise may be pre-allocated at the time of order, or dynamically allocated by the system at the time of receipt at the distribution center. Many (if not most) vendors can be set up for automated review and reorder. Sophisticated forecasting algorithms keep you in stock everywhere, taking into consideration stock-outs and seasonality.